Happy October! Fall is officially here and the great holiday of Halloween is quickly approaching. We can only hope cooler weather is on its way as well! Let’s continue to prioritize our health with this new season — working together every step of the way.
Spooky Season Exercises
Just about everything is more fun with a Halloween theme, and exercise is no different. The following spooky moves will have you feeling your best this fall — and don’t forget to enjoy the theme while you exercise!
- Monster crawls
- Guillotine chops
- Halloween slashers
- Zombie kicks
Check out this link for full descriptions, example gifs, and set specifics to start your Halloween workout today.
Halloween Eats and Treats
Holidays tend to have a focus on food. Choosing healthy options in these settings can help you stick to your goal no matter what the celebration brings:
Mummy Pumpkin Bars
These bars have a fun theme, a sweet flavor, and plenty of healthy ingredients hidden inside.
- Simple Mills Pumpkin Muffin and Bar Mix
- ¼ c. pumpkin puree
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup water
- 1 tbsp. olive oil
- ½ c. cream cheese (feel free to use vegan!)
- ½ tsp. pumpkin pie spice
- 1 tbsp. Maple syrup
- Chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and prepare a lined 8×8 pan
- Stir mix, eggs, pumpkin, oil, and water together and transfer to baking dish
- Beat together cream cheese, syrup, and pumpkin pie spice
- Bake batter for 35-40 minutes, let cool, and decorate with chocolate chips and cream cheese frosting to add a fun, mummy style!
Spooky Turkey and Veggie Stuffed Bell Peppers
These adorably spooky entrees are the perfect way to stay on track through Halloween’s main dish.
- 4 bell peppers
- ½ pound ground turkey
- ¼ c. chopped broccoli
- ⅓ c. chopped zucchini
- ¼ c. chopped tomatoes
- 2 c. tomato sauce
- ½ onion, diced
- 2 cloves garlic
- ½ tsp. basil
- ½ tsp. oregano
- ½ tsp. garlic powder
- Saute garlic and onion in oil over medium-high heat
- Add ground turkey and other veggies and cook until medium-done
- Carve jack-o-lantern faces into your bell peppers and fill with meat and veggie mixture
- Top with parmesan cheese and “pumpkin lid,” and bake at 425 degrees for 35 minutes
To view more fun Halloween recipes, check out this incredible list.
Fall is in the Air
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It’s a well-known fact that too much sun and too little protection can lead to our skin aging sooner than it should. Specifically, UV rays can cause:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Age spots and freckles
- Rough, uneven skin
- Blotches and redness
- Loss of elasticity
More seriously, these exposures can lead to skin cancers such as melanoma, basal cell cancer, and squamous cell cancer.
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Exciting Upcoming Events
Get out and about this month with the following fun happenings:
15th Annual Master Gardeners’ Plant Sale and EdFest
Stop by Twin Lakes Park from 8:30 to 3:00 pm on October 9th to purchase shrubs, palms, annuals, herbs, and more — and learn all about how to care for them while you’re there as well.
For more information, see the event page here.
50th Sunfish World Championship
Come support sailors from around the world from October 24th to 29th. All of this talent is sure to bring about a great show.
You can find more details by clicking here.
Bill’s Beer Run
Lace your race shoes for a 5-miler or have some fun with the Pub Run — Bill’s Beer Run is back from October 7th through 31st. Spaces are limited, so be sure to reserve your spot today.
All in all, it’s looking like an excellent October is in our future. Let’s stick to our goals, eat nutritious meals, move our bodies, and have some spooky Halloween fun along the way!